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Sustainability Leadership: Hamburg meets São Paulo (20 July 2022)
July 20: 16:00 - 18:00
This Hamburg Sustainability Session, the first one in 2022, on “Sustainability Leadership: Hamburg meets São Paulo” – held in English language – will take place on 20 July 2022. At 16:00 Hamburg time (CET), 11:00 São Paulo (GMT-3).
Which qualities make up a true sustainability leader?
As the Agenda 2030 calls for more sustainable actions, institutions not only need to re-think their business model, but also their way of leading this change. In this process, the term “sustainability leadership” has become more and more important. This term generally refers to an individual who supports sustainability innovation or inspires others to act towards a more sustainability-oriented world.
There is a growing discussion on the set of knowledge, competencies, attitudes, behaviours and values that leaders must have to support organisations and the society in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Sustainability leaders are expected to be well-versed in communicating vision, long-term thinking, managing complexity, and innovativeness. On top of that, certain traits, such as kindness, moral drive and an altruistic, visionary style are important for leaders to empower people towards their organisation’s vision of sustainable development.
These manifold tasks and challenges we want to discuss with people who are and know about sustainability leaders in our 5th Hamburg Sustainability Session.
Orlando Nastri Neto, Citrosuco
Gustavo Fructuozo Loiola, United Nations-supported initiative Principles for Responsible Management
João Eustachio, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.